Clinton F. "Joe" Ball(1943 - 2014)

Ball, Clinton F. "Joe" Of Germantown, WI died peacefully at home after a lenghthy illness on Monday March 3, 2014. He had a great sense of humor, quick wit, loved to play practical jokes and magic tricks. Joe had a great love for animals. Joe was born June 10, 1943, in Illinois, the son of John and Wilma Ball. The family moved to Ft. Collins, CO where Joe grew up, and Mrs. Ball still maintains the family farm. Joe graduated from Ft. Collins High School and attended Northeastern Junior College and CSU majoring in math. He later joined the Marines and served in the tank division until honorably discharged in 1968. He still proudly wore a Marine t-shirt in his last days. After the Marine Corp, he worked for Johnson Controls for 25 years and was manager of their racing division for NASCAR and Indy cars representing Sears & Roebuck all over the world. Joe was also the first one to drive an electric car up Pikes Peak during race day. Joe married Connie Glass on March 1, 1974 and recently celebrated their 40th anniversary. They started their family in Green Bay and moved to Germantown in 1982. He came to Wisconsin a Bronco fan and was converted to a diehard Packer fan. He was preceded in death by his father, John, and sister, Georgia. Survivors include his wife Connie, three daughters, Nikki (Mike) Ball Toughill of IL, Abby (Aaron) Fojtik of TX, and Rachel (Mark) Ball Tobin of West Allis; his mother, Wilma Ball of Ft. Collins, CO, and siblings John of Ft. Collins and Karen (Arvie) Lake of AZ. Loved in-laws, Steve and Barb Glass and Barb and Buck Melton, along with many nieces and nephews, and Georgie. Many thanks to Terry for his friendship and help along with the support of many other friends. A private family service will be held at a later date and Joe will return to his beloved Colorado for his final resting place. He will be dearly missed but will live on in the hearts of all who loved him.

Funeral Home

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services
N84 W17937 Menomonee Ave. Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
(262) 251-3630

Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Mar. 8, 2014